July 23, 2015

Survey: 84% of Class of 2014 in Full-time Jobs or Grad School

Sixty-two percent of Guilford’s 2014 graduates are working full-time, and another 22 percent are in graduate school, according to an annual alumni survey.

That full-time placement rate is 9 percentage points higher than the national average of 53 percent reported by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Additionally, Guilfordians reported the highest rate of connection between major and employment since the class of 2010.

The survey lists more than 150 employers of the class of 2014. Some highlights include:

  • Advantage Sales and Marketing
  • American Friends Service Committee
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.C.
  • Broadridge Financial
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • City Year Orlando
  • Crumley Roberts Law Firm
  • Department of Justice
  • EarthCorps
  • Ecolab, Inc.
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • FEMA Corps
  • Forsyth County Clerk of Court
  • Guilford County Schools
  • Guilford County Sheriff’s Office
  • Guilford County Tax Department
  • Highlander Research and Education Center
  • Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell
  • Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital
  • IBM
  • Lab Corp - Forensic Drug Extraction
  • Lincoln Financial GroupN.C. State Highway Patrol
  • New England Anti Vivisection Society (NEAVS)
  • Norgon Systems
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • North Carolina Department of Revenue
  • Peace Corps
  • Quaker Voluntary Service
  • Social & Scientific Systems
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Equality
  • Triad Stage Company
  • Truliant Federal Credit Union
  • U.S. House of Representatives Historian’s Office
  • United Healthcare
  • United Way
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Verizon
  • Wells Fargo
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools

Members of the class of 2014 are seeking master’s and doctoral degrees in at least 45 graduate schools across the United States. Highlights include:

  • Appalachian State University
  • Campbell Law
  • Campbell University College of Pharmacy
  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Elon University School of Law
  • Florida State University
  • George Washington University
  • Howard University
  • N.C. State University
  • North Carolina A.&T. State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Regis University
  • Southern Illinois University
  • The Ohio State University College of Optometry
  • The University of Minnesota
  • University of Denver
  • University of Indianapolis
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Maryland
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • University of San Diego
  • Vermont College of Fine Arts
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Tech
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington State University

“One of the most exciting parts about this year’s survey is our response rate,” said Alan Mueller, assistant dean for career development and community learning. The response rate has grown from 23 percent for the Class of 2009 to 38 percent for the Class of 2012 to more than 50 percent for the Class of 2014.

“The more data we get, the better we understand where our alumni are working and pursuing graduate degrees,” Alan said. “The increased response rate is thanks to several cross-divisional collaborations with IT&S, Alumni Affairs, Advancement and the Registrar’s Office. Amanda Fontenot, assistant director for career development, really runs the survey and has pushed it to new heights.”